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New laptop on the horizon - how to "transfer" Norton Internet Security?
My father is getting a new laptop and I'm playing troubleshooter (me, of all people...). He has got NIS 2006 on his current laptop, the subscription is still active. Is it possible for him to download NIS 2009 from the Symantec website, install it on the new computer and activate it with his NIS 2006 key (while NIS 2009 picks up the remaining days of his current subscription)? Does NIS 2006 have to be deinstalled from the old laptop? Before I forget: NIS 2006 came preinstalled on the laptop, I think that's called an OEM?
Secondly: much to my displeasure, the new laptop is outfitted with McAfee security software, i.e., the installer/installation package is on the new machine and just has to be run. Does this package have to be removed? Can it be kicked off the system without having to be installed?
Hope that didn't sound too complicated :-) Considering that I am sitting in a very dusty library at the moment...;-D